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Wabash Valley Community Foundation and United Way of the Wabash Valley Launch Wabash Valley COVID-19 Relief Fund
Citing the strength in working together, the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation have jointly launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to support immediate economic stability and basic needs in Vigo, Clay, Parke, Sullivan and Vermillion counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois in light of the anticipated impact of the current pandemic.
The relief fund will launch with $100,000. This includes $50,000 committed by United Way and $50,000 from the Community Foundation. Both organizations are also committing an additional $50,000 each ($100,000 total) as a matching challenge grant for the community. The organizations will reach out to corporate partners, individual philanthropists, foundations and community members seeking further support that that will be matched up to the additional $100,000. Through this effort, both organizations hope the fund can quickly grow to $300,000 or more…
Community Foundation Responds to Needs of Residents within Our Communities
The Community Foundation is actively responding to the disruption caused by the COVID–19 pandemic. To date, the Community Foundation has granted $2,000 each to the Clay County YMCA, Northeast [Sullivan] School Corporation and Southwest [Sullivan] School Corporation for food insecure students. In addition, the Community Foundation has created a specific process for addressing COVID–19.
The Community Foundation is offering a Rapid Response Grant of up to $5,000 which is available to the following entities in Clay, Sullivan and Vigo counties. The eligible entities are:
2) County or City Emergency Management offices
3) Federally Qualified Health Centers
4) City and County Law Enforcement and/or EMS.
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